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pharmacology (n.)

"the sum of scientific knowledge concerning drugs," 1721, formed in Modern Latin (1680s) from pharmaco- (see pharmacy) + -logy. It includes pharmacy (the art of preparing drugs) and also pharmacodynamics (what is known concerning their action). Related: Pharmacological.

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Definitions of pharmacology

pharmacology (n.)
the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects;
Synonyms: pharmacological medicine / materia medica
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